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Common Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Summer

Summer will officially be here very soon, and when it hits you’ll be relying on your heat pump more and more in order to keep cool. As a result, your system is going to be put under a lot of stress. This stress and strain on the system means that there are more chances for issues to develop with your cooling system.

In order to keep your heat pump in the best possible shape this summer, it’s important to keep an eye out for problems that could arise during this warmer season. Below we’ve covered a couple of the common heat pump problems that warrant repair calls in the summer.

Icing Up

Have you noticed ice forming on your heat pump coil? The most common reason for this is either a refrigerant leak or an air handler issue. If your coil is frozen over, it won’t be able to siphon thermal energy from the air in your home.

This causes the output of your heat pump to drop dramatically, and if the problem isn’t taken care of right away then the ice will spread throughout the system and cause other parts to start breaking down. This is a serious problem that should warrant a repair call right away.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant plays a vital role in any type of air conditioning system. In a heat pump, refrigerant is recycled back and forth during operation in order to move heat from one place to the other. Without this refrigerant process, the heat pump system can’t function. Many people believe that refrigerant is something that needs to be replaced every now and then, but this is not the case.

In fact, if you are experiencing a refrigerant leak, you actually have a serious problem on your hands. As refrigerant drains from the heat pump, the output of your system will drop, and eventually components of your heat pump will break down. If you notice any liquid starting to drip from your heat pump, be sure to call for repairs right away.

For air conditioning repairs in Allendale, NJ, contact DB Heating & Cooling, Inc today.

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